Zephaniah "Jack" Charles Radcliffe
28 October, 1928 – 11 April, 2021
Zephaniah Charles Radcliffe "Jack" passed away at the age of 92, beside his best friend and beloved wife Methline Radcliffe just 3 months shy of reaching their 61st year of marriage.
Jack passed away peacefully at their Hamilton home in his sleep. Born October 28, 1928 in Clarendon Jamaica. He was the youngest child of Joanna Harrison & Joseph Radcliffe. Brother to Herbert, Inez, Eustace & Edna. Loving father to Clement, Bernard, Winston, Jaqueline and Peter Radcliffe. Adoring grandfather to Steve, Dwayne, Kareen Davis, Sherene, Keri-leigh Manning, Olivia, Liam and Austin Radcliffe. Amazing uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack worked at Taylor Forge for over 15 years then ended his working career with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. He also volunteered with his church and multiple Christian events since arriving in Canada in 1968. While with us he was known as an encouraging, supportive and helpful man. He will sincerely be missed and will live on in our hearts.
We would appreciate your love and support as we share in loving memory a farewell viewing held at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue E. on Thursday, May 6th from 2-4pm and 6-9pm. All guests must RSVP for the Visitation in advance by calling the funeral home at 905-387-2111. All visitors are asked to remain in their vehicles until their allotted time period. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Funeral Service will be livestreamed on Friday, May 7th starting at 11am ; https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/28683
Graveside Service can be viewed by clicking the following link ; https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/28650
We thank you for your love, support and understanding. Please stay safe.
Zephaniah "Jack" Charles Radcliffe
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6 May 2021
Prayers for comfort, healing and peace for Methline and all the Radcliffe family. Your parish family at St. Peter by the Park is keeping you close in thought and prayer. Jack was a spiritual father to many and his memory will live on. So thankful that Jack had that blessed assurance of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
6 May 2021
Uncle Jackie, the Hamil family salutes your memory, your life and we mourn your passing. You were the calmest of the calm and the gentlest of the gentle.
It was always a pleasure to have Uncle Jackie visit with us. We have fond memories of him playing dominoes or just sitting on the veranda enjoying the cool breeze and engaging in lively conversations. He was up to any challenge, we remember him taking that long drive to the Bath Fountain in St Thomas in his later years and he never complained.
He enjoyed the simple things in life one which was full of love, contentment, kindheartedness and humility. We will all miss his endearing smile and his wry sense of humour.
To Aunt Methline and his children we express our sincere condolences. Remember God says he will take care of you.
May his soul rest in peace. Walk good Uncle Jackie. We love you.
6 May 2021
“Hi Mr. Radcliffe!” I yelled from across the street most of my life. I often would run over just to see his smile and shake his hand. I am fortunate to have become closer to Mr & Mrs Radcliffe over the years and see what beautiful loving people they have always been. I respected that man so much, he was my role model without even trying to be. He protected me as a kid and respected me as an adult, he offered advice but never forced it. He always made sure you realized that everything was going to be ok, and he believed it. He never judged me but he could give a look when he knew I could be more. I am going to miss his laugh while I poke fun at Mrs Radcliffe, I think he liked when I did that. I am very lucky to have become his friend, I loved him very much and will miss him dearly. I will strive to be a better person because I had the privilege of knowing one. Thank you Radcliffe family for treating me like family.
6 May 2021
My dearest Uncle Jackie, the last Uncle gone, im so sad to know that your gone. I have such found memories of my first holiday back in 2003, 2005 and again in 2018, twice with my sister Jackie and then with my Daughter's Stephanie. You were so full of life and that sance of humour was something else. On behalf of myself my sister Jackie and my daughter Stephanie, RIEP Uncle Jackie. Your legacy lives on through your family and friends. To Auntie and Cousin's my sincere condolences to you, 🙏🏿🙌🏿 From Sharon Latibediere and Jackie Radcliffe your Nieces, from England UK 🇬🇧...
6 May 2021
My Dear Jackie. I cannot begin to share the sadness I feel to lose such a Dear friend and family. I will always remember the fun priceless memoirs which are so many I cannot begin to list them. The close net family will know what I mean. I am grateful to have the time we all had together and will always hold you close to my heart. To Mr. Radcliffe Peter and Jackie inevitably I pray God will give you all strength to carry on and to always carry in your hearts the loving gentle gaint we will always miss . Rest in peace.
4 May 2021
Mr. Radcliffe was never just "Mr. Radcliffe" to me. He was a father figure - a "Dad" - not just to me, but to countless others. A 2nd father to many, Mr. Radcliffe was always doing the typical dad things for you, or having a typical dad conversation with you. Be it about you personally, schooling, or your future plans, he always checked on you, but more importantly, he checked "in" with you. And it was genuine. He genuinely cared about you and that's why he was a father figure to so many.
"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special, like Mr. Radcliffe, to be a dad". He believed in you, and always had an encouraging word to say, and during my formulating teenage years, as my friendship with his daughter Jacqueline grew stronger and deeper, a lot of that friendship was based on the values, qualities and ethics, he had instilled and most importantly did everyday. He didn't just "talk the talk". He lived it. He embraced it, and it was undeniable. This world needs more Father's like Mr. Radcliffe. Now more than ever. Mr. Radcliffe was the head of his household, a position with responsibilities placed on his shoulders that at times felt all too crushing I'm sure, like most fathers have to endure. But, you'd never know it. That man was always smiling, laughing or trying to make you smile and enjoyed every moment. At least that's what I remember. His smiling face and the positive stamp he placed on me. Jacqueline was right. He truly was an angel living amongst us. May he rest in peace and laughter. ❤
27 April 2021
Mr. Radcliffe is what I respectfully called him. A great man of wisdom would always be available to chat with me about his amazing daughter Jacqueline and her impeccable work ethic that she got from him. Always sharing about his garden but most of all his laughter at Jacqueline for buying him a snow blower. Monica, he said, "I'm from the old school of hard work and getting things done and I truly appreciate this snow blower but every now and again, I still go out and enjoy shoveling a bit of snow to get the blood flowing and bones moving". A loving, kind, dedicated spirted family man, a mentor to everyone's life he impacted, an amazing father and husband who enjoyed life but most of all relished in the achievements of his family. Well done Mr. Radcliffe a true and faithful servant. Now rest in peace as you soar and continue to watch over us all. Monica Woods